Matheamatica 6 + Dual G5 = highly unstable??
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- Subject: [mg80174] Matheamatica 6 + Dual G5 = highly unstable??
- From: Mark Teagarden <Mark.Teagarden at utsa.edu>
- Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 07:03:25 -0400 (EDT)
Hi, M6 has been acting very oddly for me lately. I have been working on a particular notebook lately, about 150 MB. When I open this notebook and execute the first line: SetDirectory["/Users/mark/SubthreshData/"] Mathematica crashes roughly 75% of the time. Mind you, this is the very first command I execute, so it's not like I've imported a bunch of data or placed any kind of load on the kernel. Sometimes M6 works normally. Sometimes it will crash just on opening the file. In other instances, I get the "out of memory" kernal crash. However, even this doesn't make sense because according to Mathworks, that arises from conflicts in Apple's 64 bit libraries with Intel processors - but I'm running this on a 64 bit quad G5 for which Mathworks does not even support 64 bit mode. So, 32 bit software on 64 bit G5 = same crash as 64 bit software on 32/64 bit intels? Anyway, I don't really care about the intel problem. What I want to know is whether anyone else has had similar problems in stability on a G5, and what they did about it? It runs fine on my G4 laptop, by the way. Quad PPC G5 2.5 GHz, OS X 10.4.10, 8 GB RAM. Thanks guys, Mark -- Mark A. Teagarden, Ph.D. University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Biology One UTSA Circle San Antonio, TX 78249 Phone: 210.458.4746 FAX: 210.458.5658